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‘There Was a Woman Sitting Alone at the End of the Bar’
Published Jan. 5, 2020
Out to dinner on a crisp fall night, a sandwich to go and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
My friend and I were waiting for two bar stools to open up at a cozy hotel restaurant on a crisp fall night.
There was a woman sitting alone at the end of the bar next to the only free chair. She was staring idly into the distance, an empty tumbler in front of her.
My friend got the bartender’s attention and asked if he knew how much longer the woman would be sitting there.
The bartender looked at the woman with a sense of recognition and then slowly turned to my friend.
“Indefinitely,” he said dryly.
The bartender looked at the woman again.
Two other seats eventually opened up and my friend and I had a great dinner. When we left, the woman was still sitting there with her finished drink, watching the wheels turn all around her.
In other words, “Life is for Living”… so, live it! Get out of the house (or regular routine) and do something fun… mentally and physically exciting… before it’s too late or you can’t! The internet will still be there when you get back… really!